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 Post subject: Re: Scrapping of the J.C. Ford
Unread postPosted: August 22, 2017, 2:57 pm 
We've heard great stories from the captains here. Sure wouldn't mind hearing some from Darryl about life on the other end of the boat..

How about it ?


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 Post subject: Re: Scrapping of the J.C. Ford
Unread postPosted: August 22, 2017, 1:57 pm 
PDBLK25, If you take the Helberg Marine Dr. by the Port Terminal in Duluth, you can stop less than 50 feet from the Ford's stern. When I do that, I tell who's ever in the car with me as I point to the doghouse above the fantail, that's where I lived for three months when I shoveled coal into the boilers of the first Great Lakes ore boat that I worked on. It's a shame they haven't saved her. She looks pretty unique to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Scrapping of the J.C. Ford
Unread postPosted: August 22, 2017, 9:22 am 
I drive near her at least once a week and I see no external work being done.


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 Post subject: Re: Scrapping of the J.C. Ford
Unread postPosted: August 22, 2017, 8:13 am 
Last I knew, scrap prices were holding up any work.

It's also the J.B. Ford, not the J.C.

Pete


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 Post subject: Scrapping of the J.C. Ford
Unread postPosted: August 21, 2017, 3:56 pm 
Have they begun scrapping the cement carrier J.C. Ford, or is she enjoying a stay of execution until steel scrap prices rise ?


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